My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Monday, July 01, 2019

2 Crafty Critter Crazies with A Day for Daisies digital stamps

Hi, everyone! I hope you are enjoying the summer weather and that all is well. Today I have a freebie sentiment for you, and an idea for how to change your digital images.
I also have a special BOO BOO edition today!

It's time for a new Challenge at Two Crafty Critter Crazies 
where we love to celebrate any project with a critter on it! Critters include mythical creatures, animal toys and everything alive (except humans and flora)!

Our very generous sponsor this month is:
A Day For Daisies Digital Stamps.
She has such a unique style and wonderful characters.
My card features the delightful "Happy Love Day" Bunny

For my project, I cropped the balloons off the bunny, flipped her vertically, and made a bunny conversation with one bunny handing her friend sweet birthday balloons!

To make the frame, SB Lovin' Diamonds die set was cut 4 times, with only the top layer being embossed and colored:

At this point, I still had not noticed that all the hearts in the background were facing a single direction. It had also not occurred to me that the interior heart frame was not symmetrical.

I then die cut the bunny panel - notice that I did not have the hearts in the background facing the correct direction:

After the bunnies were cut, they were inked and adhered to the center of the card - still not noticing that the hearts are facing a different direction and that the interior hearts are not symmetrical:

It was time to adhere the frame to the card.
It was THEN that I noticed my BLUNDER!
In order for the interior hearts to line up with the incorrectly cut bunny panel, the hearts would have had to be adhered SIDEWAYS (as shown below). Too bad the bunnies were already ruggedly adhered. A 45 degree angle shift would have fixed the problem. Sooooooo.....

I just let the interior panel be off center, and NOT lined up!
What's a girl to do?
(see the white spaces around the interior panel?)

Still, it was fun glittering die cuts, adding flowers, and even a little dragonfly, to make things sweet. And now you know, some blunders simply cannot be hidden!

For those of you who love digital images, and have frogs, bunnies, grasshoppers, and other "hoppity" type critters, here is a cute digital sentiment. Click on the sentiment to make it full size. Then right click to download as a SAVE PNG. (not for commercial use). I hope you enjoy it!

A Freebie Gift PNG to my Followers-
NOT for commercial use:

Thanks for stopping by, and please upload your critter theme projects to our challenge! We love each one!

Products Used:

  • Stamps: A Day For Daisies "Happy Love Day" Bunny, Computer Generated "Hoppy Birthday" (freebie gift to my followers - not for commercial use)
  • Dies: SB Lovin' Diamonds die set, SB "Leaves So Very Gorgeous", Dee's Distinctively Flourish Sset 4, Sue Wilson Dandelion Clocks
  • Glitter: Purple, Green, Clear mixed with Pink
  • Ink: Adirondack Citron, Plum, Purple
  • DLArt Lavender ribbon, flowers

Challenges I would like to play in please:

  1. The Cutie Pie Challenge #136 Make it Cute and With Ribbons & Bows 7/7
  2. Penny's Challenges #436 Anything Goes (go to 2nd linky) 7/2
  3. Crafty Creations #393 Anything Goes 7/9
  4. Aud Sentiments #230 Anything Goes + a sentiment 7/9
  5. Crafty Friends #113 Things Beginning with B (bunnies, balloons, birthday and BOO-BOOs! giggle) 7/9 (lower part of post)
  6. World Wide Open DT Challenge #6 AG for a DT 7/15 
  7. DL.ART July Anything Goes challenge 8/1

Stamping Hugs,


brenda said...

What a stunning colour palette Donna, your card is a sheer delight and that harlequin die is something I definitely need, it sets off your whole card beautifully.

You mention Summer, well it's been slow arriving here in the UK and after more than 7" of rain in June and days not much warmer than 18deg at best, Saturday was a scorcher reaching 34deg, then yesterday and today back down to cold winds and temps and cardigans needed - only in the UK can you get such contrasts - until you read about Mexico Cities weather yesterday. The World's climate has gone mad.

B x

Glenda said...

What an adorable card Boo Boo's and all!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous card Donna and very sweet images and use of colours
Gr Karin

Chris said...

This is so sweet and pretty Donna, love how you've doubled up the bunnies. The harlequin die is a stunner and your palette is lovely. No one would have noticed if you hadn't pointed out the boo boos...they don't detract at all from the charm of this beautiful card.

Shona Erlenborn said...

I actually think that the white shadow adds to the depth of the card - so no boo boo here! This is so cute and I love how you changed the direction of the bunny to make her the receiver of the sweet balloons! So clever, Miss Donna!

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Bunny said...

Lovely colors on your card. The bunnies are so cute. Your card is so cue I don't even see the boo boos. [Bunny]``

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Donna!! I love the sweet bunnies and the glittery leaves and stems!! I don't even think it's a doesn't take away from this at all!! It's so gorgeous, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Linda Simpson said...

Stunning card Donna, love the layers and the cute bunnies. The floral embellishments finishes the card of beautifully.
Linda xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card Donna love the cute image and beautiful die-cut frame and TBH if you hadn't said anything I would not have noticed at all -bet I wouldn't have realised either taking more notice of the hearts borders
carol x

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Well I wouldn't have thought of the white areas as being mistakes. I think they actually lift the colours.

Thanks for the freebie.

Hope you are having a good start to July and the week. Sue

creationsnz said...

Oh Donna, this is exquisite. CarolG

Patti J said...

What a beautiful card, Donna! Love the beautiful colors! Great design, my friend! Thanks for sharing!

pam said...

OMW De, love this gorgeous card, colours are beautiful, what a clever layout and those bunnies are adorable.
Hugs Pam x

Verna Angerhofer said...

How adorable is this bunny scene and I love the die cut frame just the way it is. I think it gives a shadow look and I like that idea. So don't worry as it is fantastic anyway! And, the colors are awesome.

Wendy L said...

Such pretty colours Donna, gorgeous card, xxxx

Mac Mable said...

I quite like the white shadow effect of your mini bo bo Donna and when the whole card came together it looks fabulous. The die cuts, the glitter and flowers are stunning. The whole design is so creative and I love those adorable bunnies and how you did them. Such beautiful colours and one stand out card x.

Donna said...

How beautiful, I like how you inked up the frame and your adorable image. Thanks for the Hoppy birthday!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Donna, we REALLY need to talk.... you are WAY TOO PERFECTIONIST AND PICKY, there now I said it! With LOVE! That card looks exquisite and completely perfect. There are no boo-boos there. AT ALL. I did get a giggle at Boo-boo edition - haha. I really dislike dies and stamps that look square but realllllly are not. Should be against the law! And I've been right where you were - what to do but PUNT~! To Plan B....X,Y,Z heehee. Seriously it is a gorgeous card, thank you for the freebie and the tip, too! Happy July! xoxo

NanaConnie said...

Incredible, de, & love how you did the image!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card and image. Love the die and layout of your card. Thank you for the sentiment!!!

Linda Mc Enery said...

I have had so many projects that have gone this direction, and needed to be saved! What a great job! I just love your created scene with the loving pair and your stunning colours on this card! Gorgeous die cuts and flowers! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is both cute & adorable but also very pretty & delicate. AWESOME Sweetie. I wouldn't have spotted your blunder sweetheart. Sorry I haven't been about I have been away. I will be going away again at the weekend. It's all or nothing.

cotnob said...

A stunning card Donna, such an adorable image and beautiful frame, I would never have noticed your little blunder if you had not mentioned it - we are our own worst critics!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

What an amazing die and the most stunning of cards, I love the sweet image and your design. Lots of sparkle on your embellishments too and wonderful colours, Kate x

Leslie Miller said...

Donna, you're as good at fixing boo boos as you are at making beautiful cards! Believe me, I wouldn't notice the asymmetry of the inner part, either, but I like the way it turned out. That's a gorgeous frame and, oh my, how intricately you inked up the design. Such a darling image, made even cuter by your clever manipulations. Really gorgeous embellishments and colors. Who wouldn't love receiving these bunnies for their birthday? Wow! Oh, and thank you for the digi sentiment gift!

Valerija said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and all the details.
Valerija xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Donna I love, love, love this gorgeous creation the colours, the image and that flower display is amazing
lorraine x

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Donna… Thanks for sharing your beautiful bunnies card with us. It’s so gorgeous and fits perfectly with our ‘Things Beginning with ‘B’ theme… Beautiful layout using the lovley die. It will certainly brighten someone's day! Please join us next time at Crafty Friends.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Sue said...

Love the sweet bunnies and your color combo. The corner floral arrangement and bow are awesome, along with the beautiful die cut background. So beautiful.


Lori Kobular said...

Donna this card is amazing! I love the bunny couple and the way you colored them! The lavender color is so pretty and that die frame is gorgeous! One would never know there was a boo boo on this beautiful card! Love your card!!

Conniecrafter said...

I looked at your card before reading and I thought oh wow look at the dimension she got around the framing of the bunnies, I wonder how she did that, and then started reading and realized that was your boo boo, but as far as I can see I think it made for a very cool look to it, the bunnies are too cute and love the shading you have done on them and on the diamonds to the framing. Your flowers, leaves and dragonfly are just stunning way to top off your card!

Sarah said...

This is stunning Donna!! I am so pleased to see you at The Cutie Pies, your card is absolutely perfect xx

DIANA L. said...

This is so stunning your coloring is amazing Donna I love the dies you used and of course the crinkle ribbon. I love it.
Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JULY 2019
Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day


Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "things starting with the letter B” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our nextchallenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous colors, they look fabulous! And those frames....magnificent! This is so all over wonderful!

Narelle Fasulo said...

Gorgeous card! I would never have noticed your booboo had you not mentioned it...the card is wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Narelle DT

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous creation Donna, lovely image and design! I don't see any boo-boos, looks just perfect! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Monica C. said...

Such a beautiful card, Donna! I love the design and I don't think I would have noticed your boo boo if you had not pointed it out.
Hugs Monica

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Project!!
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team
Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Angela DT Member for https://worldw

aussie aNNie said...

boo boo's??? Nah, just this.x